Clinton HS Weekly
🌻 May 29 - June 2, 2023 🌻
Not pictured: Taylor Rice '24, Culinary Arts
🎺🥁 CCS Band Performs in the Memorial Day Parade 🥁🎺
Members of the middle and high school bands joined the village festivities on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Thanks to Mr. Lavender for leading this effort and to all of our students and community members that participated.
🦋 Tega Igho Receives the Santoli Scholarship 🦋
Mrs. Snizek and Tega Igho '24
Photo credit: Mrs. Pavone
Tega Igho '24 was selected as this spring's winner of the Frank Santoli Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Mrs. Genevieve Santoli and awarded by the Positivity Project student group.
Mr. Frank A. Santoli was a science teacher at Clinton Middle School from 1968 -1986. He was beloved by his students and inspirational to many. Mr. Santoli believed in celebrating his students’ passions and changing his community and world through small, genuine acts of kindness. One day a former student, who during part of his lunch period, was catching butterflies. When he showed Mr. Santoli his collection, Mr. Santoli restructured the entire subject of the day’s lesson to highlight the student’s interest and engage the class in a teachable moment.
After his passing in 2014, his family wanted to validate, in some meaningful way, Mr. Santoli’s legacy. His wife, Genevieve Santoli was inspired not only by the anecdotes of her husband’s former students, but also by ALS patient Chris Rosati, and his example of the butterfly effect: “The butterfly effect is this idea that a single butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the globe can, in theory, start a hurricane on the other. It's a physics concept.” When she read of Rachel’s Warriors, the group’s objective to foster positive community change seemed a perfect platform to honor his memory. Together, they created a scholarship to encourage, recognize and honor acts of kindness, compassion and generosity among all Clinton students with the hope of teaching the impact of the butterfly effect through paying acts of kindness forward.
Scholarship recipients win $50 with a challenge to be creative in how they spend it to maximize their impact in the local or global community. People who have participated in the Butterfly Effect project across the country have:
Sold raffle tickets to raise over $1,000 for the Golisano Center wish list items
Started a coin drive to raise over $600 for a local animal shelter
Bought items and brought volunteers to stock local food pantry
Created a raffle to raise money to benefit the fire department
Bought supplies for lessons to teach kindergartners about the lifecycle of a chick
Donated toys/supplies to local pet shelter
Donated recreational items to local nursing home
In his nomination, Mrs. Snizek wrote: "Tega Igho lives his daily life being kind to others. He embodies so many of the Positivity Project Character Strengths but I believe his strongest assets are: Integrity, Kindness, Purpose, Humility, and Perseverance. He believes in giving back to his local community both in Clinton and his hometown. Tega has been active in projects that include feeding the homeless, cleaning public parks, working for food banks, tutoring, and helping teach basketball to younger students. Community service is just part of his being and he does this humbly and with little fanfare. Tega is altruistic by nature and a positive role model for other students. We are lucky to have him here at Clinton High School."
We are so proud that have kind, contributing students like Tega. Thank you for your service and strength of character!
🎼 Another Incredible Concert by the CCS Music Department 🎼
Thanks to Ms. Conklin, Mr. DeStefanis, Mr. Lavender, Mrs. Wratten, and our dedicated CCS musicians for the wonderful performance they shared on Wednesday! We appreciate your time and talents!
📚 2023 Yearbook Dedication 📚
The 2023 Clintonian staff surprised this year's honorees with flowers and a framed copy of their dedication at this year's student awards assembly. Thanks to Mrs. Pavone and the staff for their countless hours of work and all the energy they dedicate toward the yearbook each year.
Congratulations to Ms. Colburn and Mrs. Litz on this incredible recognition!
Photo credit: Mrs. Pavone
🍎 NYSUT Union President Visits CCS 🍎
Melinda Person, president of the New York State United Teachers union, visited Clinton school on Thursday to tour our district and meet our teachers. Thanks to Clinton Teachers' Association, Mr. King, for organizing this visit and to our incredible teachers for all the work they do for our students and community!
Photo credit: Clintonian Staff & Mrs. Pavone
🎵 Clinton Musicians Attend NYSSMA Majors! 🎵
Congratulations to our talented CCS Musicians! After Wednesday's amazing concert, the orchestra and band participated in Thursday's New York State School Music Association's Majors competition. Our orchestra earned silver and our band earned gold. Thanks to Ms. Conklin and Mr. Lavender for leading this effort!
Photo credit: Ms. Conklin
🎓 Celebrating Seniors 🎓
Our graduating seniors are heading off in exciting directions! We are proudly celebrating their future plans in the main office with a display created by the talented Mrs. Young.
🏃♂️🏃♀️ Clinton Track & Field Updates 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Some exciting updates from Coach Deep:
Clinton boys placed 3rd and the Girls placed 4th in the 2023 Section 3 Class B-2 finals on Thursday night 5/25/23 at Canastota HS. Clinton athletes walked away with 5 Individual Section III Championships and one relay championship:
- Senior Cam Maline was a "triple" Sectional Champion winning the 100 & 200 as well as anchoring the championship 4x1 relay team (along with Sophomore Jack Jacobson, Sophomore Ronan Milne & Junior Andre Jackson)
- Andrew Jackson was a "double" Champion as he added a win in the Long Jump as well!
- Junior Lydia Detraglia was a "double Champion" as well, winning the 100HH as well as the 400H!
Junior Matt Squires was only 0.34 of a second away from winning the 400H finishing in second with a lifetime personal best that advanced him to the Section 3 State Qualifier meet that will be held this Thursday at CNS HS. He will be joined there by Cam Maline and Junior Tega Igho in the 200, the CCS Boys 4x1 relay team, Lydia Detraglia in both Hurdle events, as well as Junior Georgia Deep and Sophomore Josie Rioux both in the Pole Vault.
The State qualifier meet is broken into large school and small school divisions. There are 65 schools comprising the Section III small school division. Only the winner in each division (among the elites who qualified) advances to the NYSPHSAA Championship finals. A second place finisher who meets a lofty standard may also be allowed in.
Photo credit: @clintonxctf
Pictured: Clinton boys & Girls win "double" CSC D-1 Championship! The CCS Boys & Girls T&F teams both won their respective CSC D-1 league championships recently in Canastota. This marks the 7th straight year for the boys and the 9th straight year for the girls.
Junior Lydia Detraglia won the 100, 100HH, 200 & 400H to be a quadruple winner! Junior Tega Igho won the 100, 200 & HJ for a triple crown.
The top 5 scorers for the girls were:
- Junior Lydia Detraglia - 40
- Junior Georgia Deep - 32
- Sophomore Gabriella Gemelli - 30
- Freshman Vincenzia Constantino - 26
- Junior Scarlett Barker - 25
Top 5 point scorers for the boys:
- Junior Andre Jackson - 32
- Junior Tega Igho - 30
- Senior Cameron Maline - 26
- Sophomore Jack Jacobson - 24
- Sophomore Zecharia Bolos - 22
- Sophomore John Musante - 22
With so many underclass/returning athletes at the top of the heap for points...the Warriors look to be in position to carry these victories into a strong season next year as well! Full results can be found at Leonetiming.com
🎓 ATTN: Future SUNY and CUNY Students 🎓
📝 Regents Review Opportunity 📝
☀️🏫 Regional Summer School Information 🏫☀️
BOCES Regional Summer School will be offered again this summer at Perry Jr High School (New Hartford) for current 9th grade students and Middle Settlement Academy at Lincoln Ave, (Utica) for students in grades 10-12. Please review the information below for more details.
Students who do NOT pass a course for course credit will be required to attend the in-person summer school program located at Middle Settlement Academy on Lincoln Ave. Utica, NY July 5 - August 15, 2023. Most weeks are Monday - Thursday: please see the schedule below.
Those students who are looking to advance credit by taking Health, Participation in Government, or Economics will have the option to enroll in the same summer school program through in person direct instruction only.
Students scheduled to take an August Regents exam may enroll in a 2-week in-person tutorial program to help prepare for the exam.
Regents Exam Tutorial Dates: 7/31/2023 - 8/15/2023 (10 days) (May register for: up to 2 direct instruction Tutorials.)
- Monday-Thursday weeks 1 and 2
- Monday-Tuesday only week 3
- 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the 10 day period
Regents Exams will be held on Wednesday August 16 and Thursday August 17. (May register for: up to 4 Regents Exams.)
REGENTS EXAMS- will be held on Wednesday August 16 and Thursday August 17. (Students may register for up to 4 Regents Exams.)
Students must register online with the Counseling Office by Monday, June 26 at 12:00pm.
*All registration forms and summer school documents will be posted on the ccs.edu once they are finalized by BOCES.
Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.
Counseling Office Administrative Assistant, Breana Young (email@example.com)
School Counselor, Jackie Snizek, firstname.lastname@example.org for students with last names A-K
School Counselor, Kelly Zegarelli, email@example.com for students with last names L-Z
🥯 Cafeteria: Breakfast Menu 🥯
Each day the following items are available in our cafeteria: whole grain toast, yogurt, assorted cold whole grain cereals, fresh fruit, chilled fruit juice, iced cold NYC milk. Daily specials are listed below:
- Tuesday: Fruit Frudel
- Wednesday: Assorted Whole Grain Muffins
- Thursday: Snackin' Waffles
- Friday: Mini Cinni
🍔 Cafeteria: Lunch Menu 🍔
Everyday items: salads, party plates, assorted subs & sandwiches, fresh fruit, veggie cups, chilled fruit juice, iced cold NYC milk. Daily specials are listed below:
- Tuesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Bologna Sandwich, Broccoli
- Wednesday: Mozzarella Sticks with Dipping Sauce, Ham & Cheese, Carrots
- Thursday: Chicken Fajitas, Mixed Deli Sandwich, Corn
- Friday: Cheese Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Green Salad, Oreo Whip
Counseling Office Corner
Upcoming 2023 Weekend SAT Registration Deadlines
TEST: August 26, 2023
TEST: October 7, 2023
TEST: November 4, 2023
TEST: December 2, 2023
💼 Free Summer Career Prep Programs 💼
🔭 Free STEM Summer Camps 🔭
This summer, the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate in partnership with the Griffiss Institute (GI) is hosting the 2023 AFRL STEM Camps at Innovare Advancement Center, located at 592 Hangar Road in Rome, NY.
The 2023 STEM Summer Camps provide opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students from grades 3-12 will learn real skills that will be directly applied to STEM careers and education.
This year GI is offering nine different types of in-person STEM Camps including Lego Robotics Camp, Cyber Camp, Principles of Flight Camp, Engineering Camp, and many more. Parents can sign students up on the Griffiss Institute website at 11 am on Monday, May 22, 2023. All camps are free of charge courtesy of the new 2023 STEM grant funding.
If you plan to register your child for these camps, please don't wait. Camps often book up quickly! Learn more about all of the camps or to register visit: GriffissInstitute.org/SummerSTEM
💼 Summer Internship Opportunity 💼
WHAT: A 20 hour unpaid internship coordinated by the School and Business Alliance (SABA) for eligible students. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion
WHO: Juniors and Seniors who...
- Are approved by their school counselor
- Have demonstrated excellent attendance
- Can provide their own transportation
HOW: Stop by the Counseling Office to get an application
👩⚕️ Update from the Health Office 👩⚕️
🤝 Community Corner 🤝
⚽ Clinton AYSO Seeks Referees ⚽
About AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization): AYSO has been providing a world-class youth
soccer program for more than fifty years based on our Six Philosophies of Everyone Plays®, Balanced Teams, Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, Open Registration and Player Development. Built on the power of volunteer support, AYSO brings together community members to coach, referee and support their local Regions with the ultimate goal of creating a fun, family-friendly environment where your child can grow and develop not only their soccer skills but their leadership and social skills for life.
Our Region (Clinton, NY – 134) is looking to build our own referee group to officiate our games. We run two 8-week seasons, one in fall (Sept and Oct) and one in spring (May-June). Games are played on Sundays between 1PM and 6PM. Preferably, our referees would be volunteers but we are willing to offer compensation to qualified individuals. To be paid, the candidate would need to become a Certified AYSO Referee. We are also happy to offer Volunteer credit hours as compensation. We cannot offer both. We will provide a uniform and all needed equipment.
We hope you consider giving back to the local community by helping to keep this youth sports
- Oversee the game and enforce rules: this includes tracking game time and managing the clock, determining which moves are legal and assessing whether a team gets a point for a goal.
- Ensure players, fields and equipment safety.
- Control the crowd; play a key role in controlling players behavior.
- Be in charge of a group of people with a dynamic and upbeat personality.
- Motivate players for a FUN experience in each and every game.
- Such other duties as may be necessary from time to time, compatible with the nature of the position.
- General knowledge of the game of soccer. We can start from scratch but candidate would need to learn the rules before anything else.
- Prefer candidate to have previous soccer experience in any role.
- Positive, outgoing attitude.
- Referee must be AT LEAST 2 years older than division’s players (12yo for 10U and 14yo for 12U).
To Apply: Please send an email detailing your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions also welcome!